Netflix has announced two new European dramas, following a recent law passed by the European Parliament that all video on demand services including Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube & Facebook must all offer 30% Euro-made content within 2 years.
Norwegian original Ragnarok is described as a coming-of-age drama rooted in Norse mythology from writer Adam Price (Borgen, Ride Upon the Storm) and SAM Productions, a Danish screenwriter-based production company. It will be shot in Norway and Denmark.
Spanish series Alma is a young adult supernatural drama written by Sergio G. Sánchez (Marrowbone, The Orphanage), and produced by Belén Atienza (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Marrowbone), Sandra Hermida (Arde Madrid, Marrowbone) and Jesús de la Vega (Intruders, Hierro).
Both titles will enter production in 2019 and launch globally on Netflix in 2020.
Netflix has its first Polish original series 1983 launching globally on 30 November and is second German original series Dogs of Berlin launching on 7 December.
Greg Peters, Netflix Chief Product Officer, said, “Great stories can come from anywhere, and they can travel everywhere, as long as we use technology to get the right story in front of the right person, and make it a great experience.”